in Vestry Papers and filtered by Communications, Christian Formation, Mission + 1 other(s)
By Isaac Everett
What do millennials need from the church? In Intentional Community, Isaac Everett explores a very real crisis that many young people have been thrust into – the lack of affordable housing, and offers hope and ideas for what the Church can do to create meaningful community for young people.
By Jason Merritt
Reaching millennials, bringing them into church life and retaining them is something many congregations have struggled with. In Engaging Millennials, Jason Merritt shares ideas on how to listen, learn and be present to build trust and have fruitful relationships with this frequently stereotyped group.
By John Maher
How does discipleship intersect with mission? In Transitioning to a Network of Missional Communities, John Maher shares his personal journey as a vicar, and his work with three missional communities to deepen the discipleship and mission focus of their members.
By Jay Sidebotham
Building up leaders who can get people moving and create a culture of discipleship in their communities requires intentional work. In Leading for Discipleship, Jay Sidebotham explains how important it is for leaders to be committed to discipleship to be able to propel their congregations forward on this important journey.
By Sandra Montes
¡Las comunicaciones desempeñan un papel tan importante en la Iglesia! En el último par de meses, nuestro Obispo Presidente puso la rama episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús en el candelero. Han habido numerosos intentos de emplear la nueva fama del Obispo Curry para atraer gente a la iglesia: figuras de él en tamaño natural, camisetas, calcomanías, estandartes, etc.
By Sandra Montes
Are you involved in Spanish or bilingual church communications? In Jesus’ Marketing Department, Sandra Montes speaks with four experts who work in Latino/Hispanic church communications, sharing their unique ministry challenges and what it means to communicate with this growing demographic in our Church.
By Nancy Cox Davidge
In last month’s issue, Nancy Davidge argued that it is critical to shift our focus from ‘what’ to ‘why’ when we approach communications. In Thinking Strategically About Church Communications – Part 2, she takes us further, encouraging us to articulate the ‘how’ and ‘who’ – two important questions to ask when building a communications plan that is both strategic and effective.
By Kris Vieira
Pictures can tell powerful stories without relying on a single word. In Take Better Pictures For Social Media, Kris Vieira shares pointers to help you ramp up your visual communications skills and take photographs that truly resonate with your audience.
By Charis Bhagianathan
While church communication brings its own unique challenges, the best communicators are almost always excellent multitaskers. Meaningful communication involves planning, strategic thinking, a keen visual sense, creative writing and so much more. In this issue, we highlight resources from church communicators to help you plan, build and sustain your important work.
By Melissa Walker
A defined visual identity can help tell a consistent and memorable story about your brand without ever having to use a single word. In Creating a Visual Identity for the Episcopal Church, Step-by-Step, Melissa Walker shares the process she used to create a new guide that defines our Church’s visual identity.